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The gardens' secret

Behind-the-scenes tours of the Filoli estate's greenhouses offer a glimpse of the place where its elaborate gardens take root

by Heather Zimmerman

Woodside's historic Filoli estate might be equally well known for its sprawling, lush gardens as for its stately 1917 Georgian revival mansion. But other, more humble structures on the grounds fill an essential role in making the estate what it is. Filoli's greenhouses are central to the creation and maintenance of the property's 16-acre gardens.

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